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Entrelac is a knitting technique that creates the illusion of a woven fabric. It looks complicated, but it's much easier than it looks, making this a perfect class for an advanced beginner! Any yarn or color combinations can be used in this 2-hour class, where we will be starting work on an entrelac scarf. Students in this class should be familiar

$50
+500 pts
Su.   Aug 10th, 1pm
Beginner

There’s more than one way to make a hole! Explore the many ways to make buttonholes and button bands. In this class we will learn YO, one row, two row buttonholes, as well as horizontal and vertical buttonholes. We will go over the secrets to picking up stitches for the perfect button band as well as knitted on button bands. Discover other option

$60
+600 pts
F.   Aug 8th, 2pm
All levels

Take your knitting to the next level. Whether you are having trouble with gauge, seaming or a you just want to learn new technique, this class will help you achieve your knitting goals. Tailored to individual needs, students have tackled a wide range of techniques including knitting in the round, cables and finishing. This class is open to knitters

$130
+1300 pts
T.   Aug 5th - Aug 19th, 7pm
All levels

In this class we'll learn how to work basic I cord, applied I cord, I cord cast on, and I cord edging. Many people don't know that the I in I cord stands for Idiot. As in, "It's so easy any idiot can do it."- Elizabeth Zimmerman, (inventor of the I cord.)Prerequisite Skills: Must know how to cast on, and knit.

$50
+500 pts
F.   Aug 15th, 2pm
All levels

In this class, you will learn different ways of creating texture in crochet. Starting with variations on the basic stitches, we will then move on to fancy stitches, which give a more decorative texture effect. This workshop shows how varying the place where you insert the crochet hook will create a variety of stitch patterns and textures.Prerequisi

$60
+600 pts
M.   Aug 18th, 6pm
Intermediate

Students will learn this 350 year old Japanese hand needlework technique using a thick cotton thread to create geometric patterns against a solid, background fabric. Sashiko can be used in quilts, clothing or home furnishings. It is easy, fun and relaxing. Note: Unless noted, supplies are not included in the fee. A supply list will be e-mailed to

$45
+450 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 12pm
All levels
Wednesday July 30 12pm - 3pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday July 30 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
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Summer is the perfect time for embroidery. Learn the basic stitches of hand embroidery in this two week class. We’ll add embroidered details to printed fabric with a variety of basic stitches, including outline stitches, French knots, satin stitch and several decorative stitches. All levels – no experience necessary. Hand work only. Note: 

$50
+500 pts
Sa.   Aug 9th - Aug 16th, 11am
All levels

In this technique workshop you'll learn the Italian or tubular cast on, which is often used for double knitting, brioche and ribbed edges. We'll go over how to adjust for K2P2 rib, knit a bit and then learn the tubular bind off for use with those toe up socks! Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.Materials:Yarn: for cl

$50
+500 pts
M.   Aug 11th, 12pm
All levels

Embroidery isn't just for grandma anymore! (Although grandmothers are more than welcome to attend.) We have kindly borrowed her needles and hoops to turn new designs and doodles into funky, original art.We'll start by threading a needle and by the end you will have a tea towel with your own, chosen design embroidered on it. You will learn four basi

$25
+250 pts
M.   Aug 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
Monday August 18 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $25
Thursday August 21 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $25
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In this class we will learn to decipher commonly used abbreviations and symbols and how to recognize unique design specific instructions. Knitting patterns often seem to be written in a different language or even a secret code! After this class you will understand the structure of knitting patterns, what schematic diagrams are and how to use them.

$55
+550 pts
F.   Aug 1st, 2pm
Intermediate

Learn simple machine applique techniques to complete this stunning block. Must know how to use a sewing machine.

$50
+500 pts
F.   Aug 22nd, 1pm
All levels

Need some help getting through a rough spot in your project or just a bit of inspiration to get something finished? Come to our Wednesday night knitting clinic and get the help you need. This clinic is for those that have taken the Beginner knitting class or the equivalent. Students must sign up at least 48 hours in advance.

$45
+450 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 7pm
Intermediate
Wednesday July 30 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday August 6 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday August 13 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday August 20 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday August 27 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
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Students learn anything from how to read a pattern, basic to advanced knitting, continental, how-to-finishing, embroidering, needlepoint. Note: Materials are not included and must be purchased at our store. No outside materials will be allowed in class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick out and purchase your materials. 

$50
+500 pts
M.   Aug 4th, 6pm
All levels
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Embrace spring with some nature-inspired embroidery! Learn how to create stitched flowers and woodland animals, and leave with an embroidered scene worthy of Ferngully. Beginners welcome in this course. We will cover basic stitches and design our own patterns. Students should leave well on their way to a completed piece at the end of the night.Note

$45
+450 pts
T.   Aug 12th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn to master multiple color knitting, and working with bobbins and charts. You will learn tips and tricks to make this wonderful colorwork technique easier, and conquer the basics of intarsia at the same time! Prerequisite Classes: Knitting 1 or skills listed below.Skills Required: Must have a solid understanding of knitted fabric and be able t

$55
+550 pts
T.   Aug 5th, 5pm
Beginner
Need help finding a class? Call 212-729-4088 or email [email protected]